Synopses & Reviews
In July 1916, four people were killed in two weeks by a series of shark attacks, causing panic all along the coast. Perhaps best known as the inspiration for the Peter Benchley novel and Steve Spielberg film 'Jaws,' the story is set down here as the gripping record of what really happened.
Part fascinating social history, part spellbinding detective story, "Twelve Days of Terror" is an account of the infamous and, heretofore, unexplained New Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 that served as the horrifying real-life inspiration for Peter Benchley's "Jaws". Illustrations & photos throughout.